Wednesday, April 05

Woot This Week

by Kathleen Richards

Welcome to Woot This Week, where every week we count down five of the coolest/weirdest/craziest items currently for sale on Woot!

And now, without further ado, the top five cool things I found on Woot this week:

5. Best Sellers for Your Feline Friend, $11.99-$99.99

Cats don't generally like watching tv that much, but they will enjoy playing with this television inspired cat toy. Really, I'd say it looks more like weird box than a tv, but luckily cats LOVE boxes and weird stuff, so either way we're good.

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Tuesday, April 04

The Debunker: Do Newborn Babies Cry?

by Ken Jennings

Babies: they're everywhere, especially when we fly coach. But how much do we really know about them? Ken Jennings of Jeopardy! fame asked if he could spend April debunking some persistent misconceptions about babies, in hopes that it will persuade the universe to deliver Beyoncé's twins this month. Hey—she cancelled Coachella on doctor's orders. It could happen.

The Debunker: Do Newborn Babies Cry?

Every parent knows that the old expression "to sleep like a baby" is malarkey. No one sleeps less soundly than a baby—and babies like to make sure that the insomnia is shared with the whole household. But what about the other parenting simile, "to cry like a baby"? Surely that one's safe. As the old song goes, "Every time I hear a newborn baby cry, or touch a leaf or see the sky, Then I know why!"

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Monday, April 03

Music Monday: RIP Chuck Berry

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! When a ninety year old man dies, it's not really a shock, but it can still be a surprise. Chuck Berry long since earned his rest, but somehow didn't pass away until just a few weeks ago. Today Scott says a good-bye to the man who perhaps most created rock music.

Chuck Berry - Come On

 

When I was young I knew this as a Rolling Stones song. It took a record store employee to correct me. For kids like me who only knew Chuck Berry as "guy on the oldies station" or "brother of Marvin Berry in Back To The Future" it was really shocking to learn how important Chuck Berry was to the generation before. I didn't really understand just how good he was until I heard the non-hits they never played. Like, say, Little Queenie.

How did Scott only pick five Chuck Berry songs? Four more still to come.

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Saturday, April 01

 

Friday, March 31

Music Madness: The Final Result

by Madness Comissioner

It started right here about a month ago. And now 64 teams have fought their way through the most grueling battle to determine the greatest, most powerful, all-time best one-hit wonder. Today the final vote is tallied. Today we announce the winner and close the brackets forever. Are you ready? ARE YOU READY???

Click here to discover the winner of Music Madness

That's it, everybody! Thanks for playing! Bye!

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Thursday, March 30

 

Wednesday, March 29

Woot This Week

by Kathleen Richards

Welcome to Woot This Week, where every week we count down five of the coolest/weirdest/craziest items currently for sale on Woot!

And now, without further ado, the top five cool things I found on Woot this week:

5. Makerbot 3D Printers & Filaments, $842.99

This is pretty cool and someday in the future we'll have printers like this to make us food! I hope. In the meantime, enjoy making some tiny plastic stuff.

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Music Madness: The Championship

by Madness Comissioner

It started right here. It ends right now. You're looking at the final round of Music Madness. On Friday, we'll tell you the answer. Now, however, it's time to vote. One of these two one-hit wonders will take it all. And the other won't. WHICH WILL IT BE?

CHAMPIONSHIP: Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen vs The Proclaimers - 500 Miles

 

 

Go to our Facebook page and start voting.! Remember: the power is in your hands and your hands alone. DON'T SCREW UP AGAIN LIKE WHEN YOU KICKED OUT BIZ MARKIE AND KING HARVEST! SCOTT AND KATHLEEN WERE REALLY MAD WHEN YOU DID THAT!

Let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See you here on Friday for the big announcement!

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Tuesday, March 28

The Debunker: Do Goats Eat Tin Cans?

by Ken Jennings

March brings the first soft breezes and crocus buds of spring, as the earth awakens after its winter-long sleep. I can only assume this new season of life and fertility explains why the Agricultural Council of America has named March 21, often the first day of spring, as "National Agriculture Day." But how much do you really know about farming? In honor of the equinox, Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings is here to plant some seeds of knowledge among your weeds of agricultural ignorance.

The Debunker: Do Goats Eat Tin Cans?

This Debunker installment needs a little caveat. Yes, goats will absolutely eat tin cans… if they are cartoon goats from a 1940s Warner Brothers short. If they are real flesh-and-blood goats, then I'm sorry but the answer is no.

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